Metta World Peace calls out Jake Paul for one on one, but not in the ring
Basketball is indeed a brotherhood, as retired and current NBA players sent their support to Nate Robinson after he was viciously knocked out by YouTuber Jake Paul in their boxing match on Saturday. Metta World Peace joined the rest of his brethren in cheering up Nate, all the while issuing a challenge to the brash social media star.
But instead of meeting Paul in the ring, MWP suggested that they play some good old 1-on-1 on the hardwood instead.
hey @jakepaul , I see you in the ring calling out ballers. Let's see you on the court. Me. You. 1v1.
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorld37) November 30, 2020
The now 41-year-old World Peace has officially retired from the game in 2017, but certainly still has some tricks up his sleeve against the much younger 23-year-old online personality. Before changing his name to MWP, Ron Artest did have a reputation for instigating a lot of on-court fights during his playing days. It’s quite uncharacteristic for him to challenge Paul while foregoing the acceptable violence involved. Then again, we’ve seen MWP mellow down as he’s aged.
He likely prefers to stay on his lane where he holds a definite advantage over Paul, who transitioned to boxing for quite some time now.
Twitter users, meanwhile, were quick to retort to MWP’s post. Some even warned Jake Paul about what happened to James Harden after catching a wayward elbow from World Peace.
Jake Paul after the game pic.twitter.com/qlwxejMDEG
— Ryan Rueda (@iDude14) November 30, 2020
Another one brought up arguably the darkest day from MWP’s past.
Ever heard of the malice in the palace?
— Juan Perez Jr (@JuanPerezJr7) November 30, 2020
Jake Paul, on the other hand, has been calling out a lot of guys since his Saturday win. The social media influencer even suggested mixed martial artists Conor McGregor Dillon Danis as his next opponents. Paul has yet to answer MWP’s challenge, and he probably shouldn’t if he knows what’s good for him.